Blessing! You have forgiven me
My sin you have washed away.
You find nothing wrong with me.
What lives in my soul is true.
When I was not honest about my sin
it ate at me.
My body bore its weight all day.
It sapped my strength like a hot, humid day.
When I was honest with myself,
and stopped trying to fit the old of a “good person,”
when I gave you my real self, just as I am
you forgave me! You forgave me!
So when we want our lives to be blessing
we attend to you.
In you there is no distress:
even rushing floodwaters can’t reach us.
You are my safe place:
you stand between me and trouble;
you put your arms around me
You show me the way of Life;
you guide me from within.
I can act like a hungry animal, a stubborn mule,
all muscle and instinct with no intent.
But living from one pang to another
only begets more pangs.
While trusting in you,
I am bathed in steadfast love.
We are glad in you God! We rejoice!
We who love you sing for joy!
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes